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August 29, 2013

Framingham State University is the only college in Massachusetts included in the 2013-14 list of Public Colleges of Distinction.

The four “distinctions” required for inclusion are engaged students, great teaching, a vibrant community, and successful outcomes, according to the Colleges of Distinction Website.

In addition, public colleges of distinction are nationally recognized by education professionals as excellent schools; strongly focused on teaching undergraduates; home to a wide variety of innovative learning experiences; active campuses with many opportunities for personal development; and highly valued by graduate schools and employers for outstanding preparation.

“The University is honored to be included in the latest edition of the Public Colleges of Distinction,” said FSU Interim President Robert A. Martin. “People who take a closer look at Framingham State are often surprised to see the level of innovation taking place in our classrooms and the unique and inviting learning environment we offer. We’re also fortunate to have an outstanding group of faculty, who are truly invested in student success.”

The Public Colleges of Distinction website was developed by a group of high school guidance and college counselors in 2002 to provide students and parents with a list of schools that may not be the richest or most famous, but offer an excellent learning environment and education.

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,400 students with 53 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a public university, Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.

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Framingham, MA 01701-9101


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